SEPTA 206 was built by Brill as Philadelphia & Western 206 in 1931. This "bullet" car was later converted to brine use, and was ultimately retired in 1995. It is currently sitting outside the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton.
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A berserk man went on a rampage on the afternoon of Thursday, January 29, 1953 in the 105-Euclid area before being killed by Inspector Mike Blackwell in the Coral Room of the Fenway Hall Hotel.
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Today is the 95th anniversary of the opening of Loew's Park Theatre at 10209 Euclid Avenue in the Uptown Theatre District. The Park was designed by Thomas Lamb, who also did Loew's State at Playhouse Square which would open a few weeks later. During the 30's and 40's the park would usually day-and-date with Loew's Granada. Loew's sold the theatre to Associated Theatres in October 1954. The Park would close on November 10, 1957 and was later used as a church for a number of years. The theatre was vacant by the mid 1970's. In late 1976 my friend Russ Richards and I spent a couple nights poking around in here. The theatre was razed in the spring of 1981.
From The Plain Dealer, November 10, 1957.
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The 3,498 seat Shea's Buffalo Theatre at 646 Main Street in downtown Buffalo opened 90 years ago last week, January 16, 1926. The theatre closed in the mid 1970's and a group of preservationists led by Curt Mangel worked to save the house. I visited this theatre a number of times in the mid to late 70's and always had a good time, saw a few great shows in here, La Bohème, B.B. King and a few others. Over the years the theatre has been meticulously restored. Today Shea's Buffalo is one of the finer venues in the country.
Grand Lobby from Motion Picture News, April 1, 1927.